22 Hannah did not go and explained to her husband, “After the child is weaned, I’ll take him to appear in the Lord’s presence(A) and to stay there permanently.”(B)

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It was you who brought me out of the womb,
making me secure at my mother’s breast.(A)
10 I was given over to you at birth;[a]
you have been my God from my mother’s womb.(B)

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  1. 22:10 Lit was cast on you from the womb

13 For it was you who created my inward parts;[a]
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.(A)
14 I will praise you
because I have been remarkably and wondrously made.[b][c]
Your works are wondrous,
and I know this very well.(B)
15 My bones were not hidden from you
when I was made in secret,
when I was formed in the depths of the earth.(C)
16 Your eyes saw me when I was formless;
all my days were written in your book and planned
before a single one of them began.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 139:13 Lit my kidneys
  2. 139:14 DSS, some LXX mss, Syr, Jer read because you are remarkable and wonderful
  3. 139:14 Hb obscure

This is the word of the Lord
your Maker, the one who formed you from the womb:
He will help you.
Do not fear, Jacob my servant,
Jeshurun[a] whom I have chosen.(A)

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  1. 44:2 = Upright One

The Servant Brings Salvation

49 Coasts and islands,[a] listen to me;
distant peoples, pay attention.
The Lord called(A) me before I was born.
He named me while I was in my mother’s womb.(B)
He made my words like a sharp sword;(C)
he hid me in the shadow of his hand.(D)
He made me like a sharpened arrow;
he hid me in his quiver.
He said to me, “You are my servant,(E)
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
But I myself said: I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and futility;
yet my vindication is with the Lord,
and my reward is with my God.
And now, says the Lord,
who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him
so that Israel might be gathered to him;
for I am honored in the sight of the Lord,
and my God is my strength—
he says,
“It is not enough for you to be my servant
raising up the tribes of Jacob
and restoring the protected ones of Israel.
I will also make you a light for the nations,(F)
to be my salvation to the ends of the earth.”(G)

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  1. 49:1 Or Islands

15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord and will never drink wine or beer.(A) He will be filled with the Holy Spirit(B) while still in his mother’s womb.(C)

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15 But when God, who from my mother’s womb set me apart and called(A) me by his grace, was pleased

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